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Arts & Culture

Youth Speaks Launches “RAISE UP,” A Public Media Spoken Word & Hip Hop Contest

Posted April 1, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

Def Jam Records Co-Founder Russell Simmons and Actress Rosario Dawson Lead Judges in Contest Part of the public media initiative, American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, the youth contest encourages students to discuss their education and future March 31, 2014, San Francisco, CA – Youth Speaks today announced a new youth hip hop and spoken word […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – Hope Harrod

Posted May 23, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Hope Harrod is a teacher at John Burroughs Elementary School. On the 2012 DC CAS, 24 percent of students in Ms. Harrod’s class moved up one proficiency level in math and 40 percent of students moved up one proficiency level in reading. Burroughs, at the school level, also made tremendous gains, jumping 16 percentage points […]

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Education

Ending Negotiations, 25,000 Chicago Teachers Head to the Picket Lines

Posted September 12, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Despite spending more than 400 hours in negotiation, Chicago Public School teachers walked off the job over pay and health benefits and policies that would tie teacher performance to students’ scores on standardized testing. Jeffrey Brown talks to WTTW’s Eddie Arruza for more on the first Chicago teachers’ strike in 25 years. Watch 25,000 Chicago […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – Latin American Youth Center

Posted May 2, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

The Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC) mission is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood, through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths’ social, academic, and career needs. Since 1968, LAYC has been committed to transforming the lives of low-income young people and their families. LAYC offers […]

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Community

The 2015 PBS Kids Writers Contest Winners

Posted June 18, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

WHUT hosted the PBS KIDS Writers Contest Ceremony at our studios on Saturday, May 30th. More than 100 children, parents, teachers, principals and community members attended the event. Congratulations to all the students that participated, your stories were inspiring! WHUT’s 2015 PBS Kids Writers Contest Winners: Kindergarten: 1st – Adelyn Kennard 2nd – Niara Nandi […]

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Community

Watch The WHUT American Graduate Community Town Hall Here And Take The Survey

Posted March 5, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

There has been a lot of talk and media attention about the debate over how to address the dropout issue in America¹s schools. On Tuesday February 18, 2014, community members and educational stakeholders from the DC area gathered at WHUT’s Television Studios for the American Graduate Community Town Hall. NPR’s Michel Martin moderated as educators, community leaders and students gathered to […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – College Tribe

Posted July 6, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

College Tribe started in 2007 to increase to number of Black males in the District of Columbia graduating from high school who go to college and become successful. We hosted etiquette classes, financial literacy, and other college preparatory skills training. As we targeted younger ages, we incorporated chess, then robotics, then video game design, to […]

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Education

Did Climate Change Create Hurricane Sandy?

Posted November 19, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Could climate change be the cause of extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy? Jennifer Francis, a climatologist at Rutgers University in New Jersey, believes that may be the case. In fact, her research shows that Arctic warming may have contributed to many of the extreme weather events of the past few years. Sam Eaton reports […]

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Community

American Graduate Student Film Festival Winners

Posted March 27, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

WHUT’s Anacostia Digital Media Arts Club, under the leadership of American Graduate Fellow Tyrell Vaughn, produced the American Graduate Student Film Festival’s winning video, Be the Change.  Be the Change‘s powerful message of adult mentors being the change they want to see in students and empowering them to stay in school resonated with a broad […]

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Education

See our American Graduate Day 2015 Local Partners and Get Involved!

Posted October 10, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

The Fishing School  The Fishing School prepares public school elementary and middle school students for success in high school and life by improving their academic performance and life skills; and engaging them and their parents in intensive, multi-year, and research-based out of school time and parent engagement programs and activities. Words Beats & Life  Words […]

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Education

Student Loans Are Threatening Older Americans’ Ability to Retire

Posted June 19, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Former California state government worker Thomas Villalobos, 66, who is currently unemployed, never thought he’d be nearing retirement and still paying off his student loan. But that’s exactly what has happened to him. Villalobos, of Loma Rica, Calif., borrowed $12,000 to attend law school back in 1976. Since then, he has sometimes had to defer […]

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Business & Money

What I Did When My Email Account Was Hacked (Besides Panic)

Posted January 22, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

From the PBS Business Desk: Paul Solman takes your questions about business and economic news! Paul Solman: What follows is of a personal nature and only loosely within the ambit of economics, but friends have suggested it may be of general interest and even some use. On Wednesday night at about 11 p.m., all previous emails […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – Keasiah McLaughlin

Posted May 31, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Keasiah McLaughlin is a high school graduate from Eastern SHS. Congratulations to all the American Graduate Class of 2016 #AGClass2016

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Education

Are HBCUs Relevant?! : Let’s Talk Education, Watch Full Episode

Posted December 13, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

WHUT, serving the Washington DC area, has launched their Fall season of Let’s Talk Education. Let’s Talk Education is a half-hour roundtable discussion on issues facing today’s educational system. Hosted by Molette Green, guests range from educators and administrators, to authors, philosophers, newsmakers and community organizational members whose works offer insights into local education. Watch […]

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Education

Next Avenue: Boomers’ Love/Loathe Relationship With Millennials

Posted June 3, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

The ‘You Raised Us — Now Work With Us’ author explains the paradox   Here’s a conundrum for boomers: Why are you so testy about the Millennials you work with because they exhibit the same behaviors you instilled inyour Millennial kids as a parent?That’s the vexing questionLauren Stiller Rikleen answers in her intriguing new book with the […]

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Watch The American Graduate Teacher Town Hall Meeting Online!

Posted July 9, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

The DC Teacher Town Hall was hosted by WAMU’s Matt McCleskey on June 5, 2012 at the WHUT Television studios on the Howard University campus. The lively discussion serves as a catalyst to generate new conversations about education today and the realities faced by local teachers. Thank you to all of the DC Metro educators […]

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Business & Money

Ask the Headhunter: Get Hired by Minimizing the Employer’s Risk

Posted June 18, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

Securing a job, headhunter Nick Corcodilos says, is not about looking for a job opening, but about making connections where you want to work. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Samuel Mann. Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979, and has answered over 30,000 questions from the Ask The Headhunter community over the past […]

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Education

SEED School : Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Posted May 1, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

In Anacostia, a notoriously poor and violent section of Washington, D.C., a new kind of school is changing hundreds of lives. It’s called The SEED School. It’s a public, charter, college preparatory boarding school, the first of it’s kind. Students are chosen by lottery, not test scores. It’s expensive, but it works, and its founders […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – Harriet Frost

Posted May 10, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Former librarian for Banneker Senior high School and historian teaching students about the history Idella Carrier of Rosewood. Idella Carrier after fleeing the atrocities which occurred at Rosewood, moved and settled in Tampa, Florida.  The Rosewood families are the only families who have received reparations from a state government in the United States.  We seek to […]

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Education

Education Olympics: How Does the U.S. Rank?

Posted August 15, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

The United States left the 2012 London Olympics with 104 medals in tow. But how do we stack up against the world when it comes to education? According to this infograph by Certification Map, the U.S. — which leads in gold medal count — is ranked seventh in high school graduation rates, trailing countries like Germany, […]

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